The Nation, of course, blames not the legislature, but rather the companies:
Whether or not Congress gets around to turning off the spigot, the episode is a useful reminder of the persistently ingenious ways the private sector can exploit even well-intentioned legislation.It is also a reminder that it is useful to think hard about legislation before passing it. The companies job is to maximize profits within the law, not to cut the legislature a break when it does something stupid.
And how come it has taken this long to fix? Yikes.
Hat tip: marginal revolution